In addition to Djay apps, digital beat pads offer up a slightly different menu of sounds. Launchpad has developed a unique approach to this technology, offering a list of sessions that include beats, Drum and Bass, Dubstep, Hip Hop, House, House 2, Tech House, Trance, and Organic Electronica. Each session comes with 48 beat pads, all of which include drums, bass, percussion, melodies, vocals, and special effects. Some sounds are set up to loop while others are triggered by tapping once or multiple times. The iPad version is organized in a horizontal format, with filter and effect menu options located at the bottom right corner. A recording button is located at the top right, along with the ability to edit effects and pads for a higher degree of customization. Files can be emailed, posted to YouTube, Facebook Soundcloud, Dropbox, or copied as an in-app transfer option.
Art Studio Pro is considered one of the best options for artists or anyone who wants to create art on iOS devices. Similar to Pixelmator, Art Studio Pro was developed to be cross-platform: the app can be accessed from iOS devices and Macs. This enables users to begin a project on their Mac and continue editing it on their iPhone or iPad. Art Studio Pro comes with a plethora of features that are available for creating and editing art, including project management, iCloud integration, layers with 27 blending modes, hi res canvas sizes, and adjustment tools; layer masking and effects, selection tools, filters, pencil, paint and wet paint options; brush editor with 80 customization options; clone and heal stamps; smudge, blur, and sharpen tools; dodge, burn and sponge applications; bucket fills with patterns and gradients, and advanced export options. If you had to choose one app for all your art creation needs, Art Studio is an excellent choice. ArtStudio Pro for the Mac ArtStudio Pro for iOS
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